Roses heirloom/old garden
Posted by Carolyn on November 06, 1997 at 07:59:33:
In response to Roses, written by Jane5 on November 05, 1997 at 22:43:59
] Was rose gardening as popular in the Regency as it is now?
] What varieties did they grow? I suppose the roses were not as full or as scented as ours are.
] Jane 5
Jane, here is some stuff I have found on a quick search
This is a catolog site, but it had useful information
A BB that discusses antique roses:
A page just on English roses:
Books & videos
The following history snippet is from a more detailed page linked below:
Rose breeding took hold in Europe at the end of the 18th century. The repeat flowering China roses and the Tea roses, the mainstream Oriental varities, became
the fashion roses of France. They brought the reblooming characteristics to Europeans used primarily to once bloomers. Josephine, wife of Napoleon,
cultivated these roses at Mal Maison in the early 1800's. A great rose breeder, J.P. Vibert, founded his nursery near Paris in 1850, and cultivated roses that
are still in existence today. A chance hybrid between the China and the European rose became the basis of
new strains, the Bourbon and the Noisette. The vogue for roses spread through France and the rest of the world. The resulting hybrids led to the new species of cultivated roses.
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